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Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tower Auto Repair in Dawsonville

by admin on December 2, 2014

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed.

How does it know when to change gears? Today’s automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing, and changes the gears as needed.

Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or “speeds” are being added. Almost all vehicles have four at least speeds. Five or six is common. Some automobile manufacturers are even increasing to seven or eight – up to ten. Adding gears has a lot of advantages for Dawsonville motorists: it improves MPG and increases performance.

But there is a drawback for Dawsonville motorists: more gears equals more parts and a more complex transmission system. Plus, all those parts need to fit into the same space as older, less complex transmissions. This means that today’s transmissions are engineered to much tighter tolerances. In other words, they demand meticulous care from Dawsonville motorists. Transmissions are designed for durability. But that durability can be compromised if they aren’t given proper care.

That’s why changing transmission fluid is such a vital part of preventive maintenance for Dawsonville motorists. Transmission fluid lubricates the transmission and keeps it in good working order. But if the fluid runs low, transmission parts will wear out quickly or suffer expensive damage due to increased friction. The transmission can even fail.

Dirty transmission fluid can clog the small passageways in the transmission, blocking lubricant from reaching all of its parts. Again, this can lead to increased wear, damage or failure.

New transmissions aren’t cheap. Repairing them isn’t cheap either. But changing transmission fluid is fairly inexpensive for Dawsonville car owners at Tower Auto Repair . That’s why responsible car care includes maintenance on the transmission system at Tower Auto Repair . It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that periodic fluid changes aren’t just good auto advice, they actually pay for themselves by preventing expensive transmission repairs.

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Kenji June 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

Porsche 911 Block IdentificationThe serial numebr is stamped on the vertical surface the type numebr can be found on the horizontal surface: I think the numebr you’ve found is the engine serial numebr look on the flat portion (as pictured above) for the type and we can investigate further.On Porsche 911 (and others) engines there are 2 numebrs which can help identify 911 engines – the two numebrs are found on the passenger (right) side of the fan duct assembly the engine serial numebr which from ’69 ’81 was 7 numebr starting with 6xxxxxxFrom 1982 on, it was 8 digits long adding a letter in the third position 6.x…..before 69 it looks like the numebrs might have only been 6 digits long (not confirmed as yet.)the other numebrs will be engine type which will be in the format 901/xx or 911/xx or 930/xx or M64/xx

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